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Internazionale
Internazionale (2014)
Full name F.C. Internazionale Milano S.p.A.
Nickname(s) I Nerazzurri (The Black and Blues)
La Beneamata (The Cherished One)
Il Biscione (The Big Grass Snake)
Baüscia (Boasters in Lombard language)
Short name Inter
Founded 9 March 1908
Ground Giuseppe Meazza
(Capacity: 80,018)
Owner International Sports Capital
Chairman Flag of Indonesia Erick Thohir
Manager Flag of Italy Stefano Pioli
Current League Serie A 
2015–16 Serie A, 4th
Website Club home page
Inter Milan 2016–17 homeInter Milan 2016–17 awayInter Milan 2016–17 third
Football current event Current season

F.C. Internazionale Milano, commonly referred to as Internazionale or simply Inter, and colloquially known as Inter Milan outside of Italy, is a professional Italian football club based in Milan, Lombardy. They are the only club to have spent their entire history in the top flight of Italian football, known as Serie A, which started in 1929–1930.

Internazionale have won 30 domestic trophies, including the league 18 times, the Coppa Italia seven times and the Supercoppa Italiana five times. From 2006 to 2010, the club won five successive league titles, equalling the all-time record. They have won the Champions League three times; two back-to-back in 1964 and 1965 and then another in 2010; the second most of any Italian club after their local rivals A.C. Milan. The last completed an unprecedented (for an Italian team) continental treble with the Coppa Italia and the Scudetto. The club has also won three UEFA Cups, two Intercontinental Cups and one FIFA Club World Cup.

Inter's home games are played at San Siro, also known as the Stadio Giuseppe Meazza. The stadium, which is shared with rivals Milan, is the largest in Italian football, with a total capacity of 80,018. Milan are considered one of their biggest rivals, and matches between the two teams are called Derby della Madonnina, which is one of the most followed derbies in football. As of 2010, Inter is the second-most supported team in Italy, and the eighth most supported team in Europe.[nb 1] The club is one of the most valuable in Italian and world football. It was a founding member of the now-defunct G-14 group of Europe's leading football clubs as well as its replacement, the European Club Association.

History

The Early Years

Inter Milan was founded in March 1908 under the name of Internazionale Football Club Milano, by a group of visionaries who wished to give foreigners a chance to play football alongside Italians. Its founding fathers split from the Milan Cricket and Football Club (A.C. Milan), thus creating a fierce rivalry that is still present a century later.  

From the club’s onset, it was open to accepting foreigners, hence the name of Internazionale. The Club won its first Scudetto in 1910 under the direction of their captain Virgilio Fossati, who would subsequently perish in World War One.  

Their second title would come ten years later in 1920 but then the club was thrown into turmoil by the fascist regime led by Benito Mussolini. The regime’s hard-line tactics forced the club to merge with Milanese Unione Sportiva and the club won its third Scudetto under the name of Ambrosiana Inter in 1930.  

A fourth league title followed eight years later due to the brilliance of striker Giuseppe Meazza. Meazza played for the Nerazzurri for 13 years and is still the club's record goalscorer with 245 goals in 350 appearances. He was later immortalized when the stadium at San Siro was renamed after him one year after his death.  

Inter’s fifth Scudetto was won in 1940 and a few months after the Second World War ended, the club re-emerged under the name of Internazionale. They won back-to-back championships in 1953 and 1954, before entering the golden age of their history, remembered as the era of La Grande Inter.  

La Grande Inter

President Angelo Moratti ushered in a new glorious era in the 1960s in which one of the greatest teams in European club football history was created. Led by Coach Helenio Herrera, Inter won three league titles in 1963, 1965 & 1966 while also capturing two straight European, and Intercontinental Cups in 1964 & 1965.  

Herrera was a strict disciplinarian who ruled with an iron fist. Nicknamed 'Il Mago', The Magician, he was years ahead of his time and was a pioneer in revolutionizing the Catenaccio tactical system. In Herrera's model of the defensive formation, a sweeper was added to the back-line. The Argentine also stressed the importance of fitness and diets in the ever evolving game of football.  

This glorious Inter team included some of the all-time greats of European football - Giacinto Facchetti, Sandro Mazzola, Luis Suarez and Mario Corso to name just a few.  

The squad could have even secured more success but for a couple of near-misses. They lost in a Scudetto play-off to Bologna in 1964 and were runners-up to Celtic in the final of the 1967 European Cup. Setting record after record, they also went more than three years without losing a home game between 1964 and 1967.  

Trapattoni Years

Following this golden era, Inter went on to win another Scudetto in 1971 and 1980 before another great team was assembled under another legendary Coach Giovanni Trapattoni. Inter stormed to their 13th Serie A title in 1989, winning an incredible 26 of their 34 games.

During Trapattoni's tenure, the Nerazzurri possessed the German triumvirate of Brehme, Klinsmann and Mattheus, as well as defensive great Giuseppe Bergomi. Nicknamed 'The Uncle', Bergomi played for Inter for almost two decades from 1980 to 1999 and is the club's record appearance holder with 519.   A Supercup victory to start the ensuing season reflected that good times were ahead for the club in the 1990s but this was the start of a Scudetto drought that would last for seventeen years.  

The Domestic Drought

Inter won three UEFA Cup titles in 1991, 1994 and 1998 but the decade will be remembered for domestic failure and constant underachievement. The 1990s were the only decade in Inter’s history that they did not win at least one Scudetto while their rivals, AC Milan and Juventus flourished in both domestic and European competitions.  

Inter hold the honorable distinction of being the only club to have never been relegated from Serie A but that feat was almost relinquished when they finished just one point from the relegation zone in 1994.  

Massimo Moratti, the oil tycoon and son of the great Angelo Moratti, took over the club in 1995 and immediately invested hundreds of millions of his own money in a bid to bring back the glory years. This led to the high-profile purchases of the likes of Ronaldo, Christian Vieri and Hernan Crespo.  

Moratti almost brought a Scudetto to the Nerazzurri faithful in 1998 but could not overtake Juventus after a season-long duel. A title-decider at the Delle Alpi when Juventus won 1-0 in controversial circumstances proved to be crucial.  

May 5, 2002 is a day that will forever live in infamy for Inter supporters. Hector Cuper's men just needed to win their last game of the season away at Lazio to finally re-capture the Scudetto but despite twice leading, the team collapsed in the second-half, losing 4-2 and handing the title to Juventus.  

The Scudetto At Last

Inter were awarded the Scudetto in 2006 as a result of the Calciopoli scandal that rocked Italian football. Juventus were relegated to the Serie B and stripped of their title, while AC Milan received a points deduction penalty that ultimately gave Inter their first title in 17 years.  

It was a bittersweet moment for the club and its supporters as they wished that the Scudetto could have been won on the field instead of in the courtroom. The following year, Coach Roberto Mancini led his team to a record of 17 consecutive Serie A victories on the way to their 15th Scudetto.  

The club set a plethora of records on the way and won the title with five games to spare, yet critics and pundits point out that, due to Juventus' relegation and Milan's points penalty, it was a weakened Serie A. This season the club is celebrating its centenary year and are donning a new white jersey with a red cross to honour its rich 100 years of history.

Players

First team squad

As of 27 August 2016
No. Position Player
1 Flag of Slovenia GK Samir Handanović
2 Flag of Italy DF Marco Andreolli
5 Brazil MF Felipe Melo
6 Flag of Portugal MF João Mário
7 Flag of France MF Geoffrey Kondogbia
8 Flag of Argentina FW Rodrigo Palacio
9 Flag of Argentina FW Mauro Icardi (captain)
10 Flag of Montenegro FW Stevan Jovetić
11 Flag of France FW Jonathan Biabiany
13 Flag of Italy DF Andrea Ranocchia
15 Flag of Argentina DF Cristian Ansaldi
17 Flag of CHI MF Gary Medel
19 Flag of Argentina MF Éver Banega
21 Flag of Italy DF Davide Santon
23 Flag of Italy FW Éder (on loan from Sampdoria)
No. Position Player
24 Flag of Colombia DF Jeison Murillo
25 Brazil DF Miranda (vice-captain)
27 Flag of Cote d'Ivoire MF Assane Demoya Gnoukouri
30 Flag of Argentina GK Juan Pablo Carrizo
33 Flag of Italy DF Danilo D'Ambrosio
44 Croatia MF Ivan Perišić
46 Flag of Italy GK Tommaso Berni
55 Flag of Japan DF Yuto Nagatomo
77 Croatia MF Marcelo Brozović
87 Flag of Italy MF Antonio Candreva
94 Flag of Cote d'Ivoire DF Yao
95 Belgium DF Senna Miangue
96 Brazil FW Gabriel
97 Romania GK Ionuț Radu

Out on loan

No. Position Player
Flag of Italy GK Francesco Bardi (at Frosinone until 30 June 2017)
Flag of Italy GK Davide Costa (at V. Francavilla until 30 June 2017)
Flag of Italy GK Raffaele Di Gennaro (at Ternana until 30 June 2017)
Flag of Italy DF Andrea Bandini (at Mantova until 30 June 2017)
Flag of Italy DF Fabio Della Giovanna (at Ternana until 30 June 2017)
Flag of Italy DF Federico Dimarco (at Empoli until 30 June 2017)
Flag of Ghana DF Isaac Donkor (at Avellino until 30 June 2017)
Flag of Italy DF Fabio Eguelfi (at Pro Vercelli until 30 June 2017)
Flag of Turkey DF Caner Erkin (at Besiktas until 30 June 2017)
Flag of Ghana DF Bright Gyamfi (at Benevento until 30 June 2017)
Brazil DF Juan Jesus (at Roma until 30 June 2017)
Flag of Italy DF Lorenzo Matteo (at Gavorrano until 30 June 2017)
Flag of Italy DF Giacomo Sciacca (at Piacenza until 30 June 2017)
Flag of Italy DF Alessandro Sobacchi (at Prato until 30 June 2017)
Flag of Italy MF Enrico De Micheli (at Prato until 30 June 2017)
Flag of Italy MF Riccardo Gaiola (at Padova until 30 June 2017)
No. Position Player
Flag of Denmark MF Morten Knudsen (at Reggina until 30 June 2017)
Flag of Italy MF Andrea Romanò (at Reggina until 30 June 2017)
Flag of Italy MF Andrea Palazzi (at Pro Vercelli until 30 June 2017)
Flag of Italy MF Lorenzo Tassi (at Avellino until 30 June 2017)
Flag of Italy FW Enrico Baldini (at Pro Vercelli until 30 June 2017)
Flag of Italy FW Niccolò Belloni (at Avellino until 30 June 2017)
Flag of Guinea FW Gaston Camara (at Brescia until 30 June 2017)
Flag of Italy FW Gianluca Caprari (at Pescara until 30 June 2017)
Flag of Portugal FW Zé Turbo (at Tondela until 30 June 2017)
Flag of Italy FW Francesco Forte (at Lucchese until 30 June 2017)
Flag of Italy FW Samuele Longo (at Girona until 30 June 2017)
Flag of Albania FW Rey Manaj (at Pescara until 30 June 2017)
Flag of Nigeria 001 FW Roberto Ogunseye (at Prato until 30 June 2017)
Romania FW George Pușcaș (at Benevento until 30 June 2017)
Flag of Italy FW Vincenzo Tommasone (at Reggina until 30 June 2017)

Club alumni

Former players

Main List of Inter Milan players

Managers

Main List of Inter Milan managers

Club honours

Domestic league

Serie A:

Domestic cup

Coppa Italia:

Supercoppa Italiana:

European competition

European Cup/UEFA Champions League:

UEFA Cup:

UEFA Super Cup:

  • Runners-up (1): 2010

Worldwide competition

Intercontinental Cup:

Intercontinental Supercup:

  • Runners-up (1): 1968

FIFA Club World Cup:

External links

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History: GeneralSeasons

Internazionale (2014)
Inter Milan squad - 2017-18

1. Handanović 2. Andreolli 5. Felipe Melo 7. Kondogbia 8. Palacio 9. Icardi (c) 10. Jovetić 11. Biabiany 13. Ranocchia 15. Ansaldi 17. Medel 18. Erkin 19. Banega 21. Santon 23. Eder 24. Murillo 25. Miranda 27. Gnoukouri 30. Carrizo 33. D'Ambrosio 44. Ivan Perišić 46. Berni 55. Nagatomo 77. Brozović 87. Candreva

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Inter Milan - Managers

Fossati (1909–15) • Resegotti (1920–22) • Spottiswood (1922–24) • Scheidler (1924–26) • Weisz (1926–28) • Viola (1928–29) • Weisz (1929–31) • Tóth (1931–32) • Weisz (1932–34) • Feldmann (1934–36) • Carraro (1936) • Castellazzi (1936–38) • Cargnelli (1938–40) • Peruchetti (1940) • Zamberletti (1941) • Fiorentini (1941–42) • Ferrari (1942–45) • Carcano (1945–46) • Nutrizio (1946) • Meazza (1947–48) • Carcano (1948) • Astley (1948) • Cappelli (1949–50) • Olivieri (1950–52) • Foni (1952–55) • Campatelli (1955) • Meazza (1955–56) • Frossi (1956) • Ferrero (1957) • Meazza (1957) • Carver (1957–58) • Bigogno (1958) • Campatelli (1959–60) • Achilli (1960) • Cappelli (1960) • Hel. Herrera (1960–68) • Foni (1968–69) • Her. Herrera (1969–70) • Invernizzi (1970–73) • Masiero (1973) • Hel. Herrera (1973) • Masiero (1974) • Suárez (1974–75) • Chiappella (1976–77) • Bersellini (1977–82) • Marchesi (1982–83) • Radice (1983–84) • Castagner (1984–85) • Corso (1985–86) • Trapattoni (1986–91) • Orrico (1991–92) • Suárez (1992) • Bagnoli (1992–94) • Marini (1994) • Bianchi (1994–95) • Suárez (1995) • Hodgson (1995–97) • Castellini (1997) • Simoni (1997–98) • Lucescu (1998–99) • Castellini (1999) • Hodgson (1999) • Lippi (1999–2000) • Tardelli (2000–01) • Cúper (2001–03) • Verdelli (2003) • Zaccheroni (2003–04) • Mancini (2004–08) • Mourinho (2008–10) • Benítez (2010) • Leonardo (2010–11) • Gasperini (2011) • Ranieri (2011–12) • Stramaccioni (2012–13) • Mazzarri (2013–14) • Mancini (2014–16) • de Boer (2016) • Vecchic (2016–)

Template:Coppa Italia winners Template:Supercoppa Italiana winners

Italian Football Championship and Serie A winners
Italian Football Championship

Genoa (1898; 1899; 1900) • Milan (1901) • Genoa (1902; 1903; 1904) • Juventus (1905) • Milan (1906; 1907) • Pro Vercelli (1908; 1909) • Internazionale (1909–10) • Pro Vercelli (1910–11; 1911–12; 1912–13) • Casale (1913–14) • Genoa (1914–15) • Internazionale (1919–20) • Pro Vercelli (1920–21; 1921–22 (CCI)) • Novese (1921–22 (FIGC)) • Genoa (1922–23; 1923–24) • Bologna (1924–25) • Juventus (1925–26) • no winner (1926–27); Torino (1927–28) • Bologna (1928–29) •

Serie A winners

Ambrosiana (1929–30) • Juventus (1930–31; 1931–32; 1932–33; 1933–34; 1934–35) • Bologna (1935–36; 1936–37) • Ambrosiana-Inter (1937–38) • Bologna (1938–39) • Ambrosiana-Inter (1939–40) • Bologna (1940–41) • Roma (1941–42) • Torino (1942–43; 1945–46; 1946–47; 1947–48; 1948–49) • Juventus (1949–50) • Milan (1950–51) • Juventus (1951–52) • Internazionale (1952–53; 1953–54) • Milan (1954–55) • Fiorentina (1955–56) • Milan (1956–57) • Juventus (1957–58) • Milan (1958–59) • Juventus (1959–60; 1960–61) • Milan (1961–62) • Internazionale (1962–63) • Bologna (1963–64) • Internazionale (1964–65; 1965–66) • Juventus (1966–67) • Milan (1967–68) • Fiorentina (1968–69) • Cagliari (1969–70) • Internazionale (1970–71) • Juventus (1971–72; 1972–73) • Lazio (1973–74) • Juventus (1974–75) • Torino (1975–76) • Juventus (1976–77; 1977–78) • Milan (1978–79) • Internazionale (1979–80) • Juventus (1980–81; 1981–82) • Roma (1982–83) • Juventus (1983–84) • Hellas Verona (1984–85) • Juventus (1985–86) • Napoli (1986–87) • Milan (1987–88) • Internazionale (1988–89) • Napoli (1989–90) • Sampdoria (1990–91) • Milan (1991–92; 1992–93; 1993–94) • Juventus (1994–95) • Milan (1995–96) • Juventus (1996–97; 1997–98) • Milan (1998–99) • Lazio (1999–2000) • Roma (2000–01) • Juventus (2001–02; 2002–03) • Milan (2003–04) • no winner (2004–05) • Internazionale ((2005–06 unofficial); 2006–07; 2007–08; 2008–09; 2009–10) • Milan (2010–11) • Juventus (2011–12; 2012–13; 2013–14; 2014–15; 2015–16) •

Italian Cup winners

Vado (1922) • Torino (1935–36) • Genoa (1936–37) • Juventus (1937–38) • Ambrosiana-Inter (1938–39) • Fiorentina (1939–40) • Venezia (1940–41) • Juventus (1941–42) • Torino (1942–43) • Lazio (1958) • Juventus (1958–59; 1959–60) • Fiorentina (1960–61) • Napoli (1961–62) • Atalanta (1962–63) • Roma (1963–64) • Juventus (1964–65) • Fiorentina (1965–66) • Milan (1966–67) • Torino (1967–68) • Roma (1968–69) • Bologna (1969–70) • Torino (1970–71) • Milan (1971–72; 1972–73) • Bologna (1973–74) • Fiorentina (1974–75) • Napoli (1975–76) • Milan (1976–77) • Internazionale (1977–78) • Juventus (1978–79) • Roma (1979–80; 1980–81) • Internazionale (1981–82) • Juventus (1982–83) • Roma (1983–84) • Sampdoria (1984–85) • Roma (1985–86) • Napoli (1986–87) • Sampdoria (1987–88; 1988–89) • Juventus (1989–90) • Roma (1990–91) • Parma (1991–92) • Torino (1992–93) • Sampdoria (1993–94) • Juventus (1994–95) • Fiorentina (1995–96) • Vicenza (1996–97) • Lazio (1997–98) • Parma (1998–99) • Lazio (1999–2000) • Fiorentina (2000–01) • Parma (2001–02) • Milan (2002–03) • Lazio (2003–04) • Internazionale (2004–05; 2005–06) • Roma (2006–07, 2007–08) • Lazio (2008–09) • Internazionale (2009–10; 2010–11) • Napoli (2011–12) • Lazio (2012–13) • Napoli (2013–14) • Juventus (2014–15; 2015–16) •

Italian Super Cup winners

Milan (1988) • Internazionale (1989) • Napoli (1990) • Sampdoria (1991) • Milan (1992; 1993; 1994) • Juventus (1995) • Fiorentina (1996) • Juventus (1997) • Lazio (1998) • Parma (1999) • Lazio (2000) • Roma (2001) • Juventus (2002; 2003) • Milan (2004) • Internazionale (2005; 2006) • Roma (2007) • Internazionale (2008) • Lazio (2009) • Internazionale (2010) • Milan (2011) • Juventus (2012; 2013) • Napoli (2014) • Juventus (2015) •

UEFA Champions League winners

1956: Real Madrid • 1957: Real Madrid • 1958: Real Madrid • 1959: Real Madrid • 1960: Real Madrid • 1961: Benfica • 1962: Benfica • 1963: Milan • 1964: Internazionale • 1965: Internazionale • 1966: Real Madrid • 1967: Celtic • 1968: Manchester United • 1969: Milan • 1970: Feyenoord • 1971: Ajax • 1972: Ajax • 1973: Ajax • 1974: Bayern Munich • 1975: Bayern Munich • 1976: Bayern Munich • 1977: Liverpool • 1978: Liverpool • 1979: Nottingham Forest • 1980: Nottingham Forest • 1981: Liverpool • 1982: Aston Villa • 1983: Hamburg • 1984: Liverpool • 1985: Juventus • 1986: Steaua Bucuresti • 1987: Porto • 1988: PSV Eindhoven • 1989: Milan • 1990: Milan • 1991: Red Star Belgrade • 1992: Barcelona • 1993: Marseille • 1994: Milan • 1995: Ajax • 1996: Juventus • 1997: Borussia Dortmund • 1998: Real Madrid • 1999: Manchester United • 2000: Real Madrid • 2001: Bayern Munich • 2002: Real Madrid • 2003: Milan • 2004: Porto • 2005: Liverpool • 2006: Barcelona • 2007: Milan • 2008: Manchester United • 2009: Barcelona • 2010: Internazionale 2011: Barcelona • 2012: Chelsea • 2013: Bayern Munich • 2014: Real Madrid • 2015: Barcelona • 2016: Real Madrid • 2017: Real Madrid •

UEFA Europa League winners

1972: Tottenham Hotspur • 1973: Liverpool • 1974: Feyenoord • 1975: Borussia Mönchengladbach • 1976: Liverpool • 1977: Juventus • 1978: PSV Eindhoven • 1979: Borussia Mönchengladbach • 1980: Eintracht Frankfurt • 1981: Ipswich Town • 1982: IFK Göteborg • 1983: Anderlecht • 1984: Tottenham Hotspur • 1985: Real Madrid • 1986: Real Madrid • 1987: IFK Göteborg • 1988: Bayer Leverkusen • 1989: Napoli • 1990: Juventus • 1991: Internazionale • 1992: Ajax • 1993: Juventus • 1994: Internazionale • 1995: Parma • 1996: Bayern Munich • 1997: Schalke 04 • 1998: Internazionale • 1999: Parma • 2000: Galatasaray • 2001: Liverpool • 2002: Feyenoord • 2003: Porto • 2004: Valencia • 2005: CSKA Moscow • 2006: Sevilla • 2007: Sevilla • 2008: Zenit Saint Petersburg • 2009: Shakhtar Donetsk • 2010: Atlético Madrid • 2011: Porto • 2012: Atlético Madrid • 2013: Chelsea • 2014: Sevilla • 2015: Sevilla • 2016: Sevilla •

Intercontinental Cup winners

1960: Real Madrid • 1961: Peñarol • 1962: Santos • 1963: Santos • 1964: Internazionale • 1965: Internazionale • 1966: Peñarol • 1967: Racing Club • 1968: Estudiantes • 1969: Milan • 1970: Feyenoord • 1971: Nacional • 1972: Ajax • 1973: Independiente • 1974: Atlético Madrid • 1976: Bayern Munich • 1977: Boca Juniors • 1979: Olimpia • 1980: Nacional • 1981: Flamengo • 1982: Peñarol • 1983: Grêmio • 1984: Independiente • 1985: Juventus • 1986: River Plate • 1987: Porto • 1988: Nacional • 1989: Milan • 1990: Milan • 1991: Red Star Belgrade • 1992: São Paulo • 1993: São Paulo • 1994: Vélez Sársfield • 1995: Ajax • 1996: Juventus • 1997: Borussia Dortmund • 1998: Real Madrid • 1999: Manchester United • 2000: Boca Juniors • 2001: Bayern Munich • 2002: Real Madrid • 2003: Boca Juniors • 2004: Porto

FIFA Club World Cup winners

2000: Corinthians • 2005: São Paulo • 2006: Internacional • 2007: Milan • 2008: Manchester United • 2009: Barcelona • 2010: Internazionale • 2011: Barcelona • 2012: Corinthians • 2013: Bayern Munich 2014: Real Madrid 2015: TBA

Serie A 2017-18

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